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Buck's Blog Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 08-07-2009 09:41 PM
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Entries: 14
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In General Ukigumo: Floating Clouds Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #14 New 08-08-2010 08:10 PM
With all the discussions on internal power it can leave a person's head among floating clouds. I offer some good reading on the subject of internal power and Aikido. It can't be proven, but many argue there are element of Taoism in O'Sensei's philosophy relating to things as internal power.

Beautifully explained by Rev. Barrish we are given an insight to things internal and details of O'Sensei and Shinto.

now I have the right link

And from the Chinese side of things, written just as wonderfully by Gunther M. Weil, Ph.D. who gives his views on things internal.


I have read the article by WeiI sometime ago, and enjoyed it. And, it came to me highly recommended. Then recently, Rev. Barrish posted some excellent information in relation to internal power, that I highly recommend. I found the last statements in each text to be an unexpected surprise of similarity. I am hoping this will help in the understanding of those peeling the onion layers away of Aikido; to be helpful to others as it was for me.
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RSS Feed 4 Responses to "Ukigumo: Floating Clouds"
#4 08-09-2010 01:46 PM
Buck Says:
Opps delete Dan Harden's comments, accidentally. Need new mouse. Luckily had another browser window open and salvaged his comments
#3 08-09-2010 01:30 PM
Buck Says:
Retrieved: I have seen and read nothing here to help anyone..I feel like your information and sources ....left me floating in the clouds. You can continue to try and redefine these things, or quote sources that are not beneficial to anyone. or you can find those who can teach you. It's all so very much simpler than this Buck. Unfortunately with this approach, you are going to go on a very long journey....back to zero. But people make their own futures. Dan
#2 08-09-2010 01:13 PM
Buck Says:
Thanks Niall! There are some interesting parallels.
#1 08-09-2010 01:31 AM
niall Says:
Thanks for those links, Buck. I know very little about Chinese martial arts but some of those points about effortless effort, say, have interesting parallels with mushin (no mind) and mugamae (no guard) in a Japanese zen approach to budo. And Rev. Barrish's comments about Shinto and budo are interesting too. Regards, Niall

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